from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or characteristic of being corpulent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive fatness; fleshiness; obesity.
  • n. Thickness; density; compactness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bulkiness or largeness of body; fullness of form, usually due to great fatness; fleshiness; portliness.
  • n. Density or solidity of matter; body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of excessive fatness


Middle English, corporality, from Latin corpulentia, corpulence, from corpulentus, corpulent, from corpus, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin corpulentia. (Wiktionary)



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